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Job Opening

Office Manager
16 hours/week; $18.25/hour

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021.

The Aloha Community Library is a dynamic nonprofit public library that provides a wide range of services. We are seeking an experienced, knowledgeable individual to serve as a part-time Office Manager.

The ideal candidate is experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and accounting related tasks, including full-charge bookkeeping, payroll, general HR duties, and supply ordering. The Office Manager also assists with facility management and oversees the work of the library custodian. This position requires excellent organizational skills, flexibility, the ability to work independently, and the enjoyment of working with a diverse group of people. The Office Manager candidate should have an Associate’s degree in accounting or business administration or equivalent business experience, QuickBooks proficiency, as well as knowledge of bookkeeping, generally accepted accounting principles, payroll procedures, and human resources compliance standards.

The Aloha Community Library Association is committed to building an equitable and inclusive organization that embraces and amplifies the diverse voices of our community.

Employment announcement, position description, and application are available at the library and online.

To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume (including references) to Terri Palmer, Library Director.

Email: volunteer@alohalibrary.org

By mail or in person (during holds pick up service hours only):
Aloha Community Library Association
17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97007

Applicants will be evaluated based on education, training, experience, and completeness of the application packet.  Finalists will be interviewed.  A pre-employment background check will be required before hire.  The Aloha Community Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Parking Lot Repaving

The parking lot in front of the library is currently undergoing repaving and parking spaces are limited. Please be advised that you may be required to park further away until the process is complete. Feel free to give us a call in advance of your visit at 503-259-0185 to check on the status of the repaving, or request special assistance such as delivery service (within 10 minutes of the library) or curbside.

September Raffle

Come celebrate with us! For the Aloha Community Library’s ninth birthday, we’re holding a raffle with three amazing prize baskets chock full of fun: “Love the Library,” “Love Fall,” and “Love Family.”

We’ll be accepting raffle entries from Saturday, September 11th through Saturday, September 25th for these fabulous baskets, so join the fun and buy one entry for $5 or five entries for $20. (All price increments of $20 will get this five ticket deal, and any amount over will be individual tickets – so $25 = 6 entries, $30 = 7 entries, $40 = 10 entries, $50 = 12 entries, etc.) Each entry will count toward whichever basket(s) you indicate, and may be purchased online or in the library during open hours. All proceeds will support library operations!

If purchasing online, please click on “write a note” and let us know how many entries you wish to count towards which baskets – if this information is missing or unclear, we will make a selection on your behalf.

If you’re not interested in winning any of our raffle prizes, but still want to share your support, we hope you’ll consider donating to the library! Whether you give in person or online, we deeply appreciate your choice to champion literacy and fight information poverty in our community.

Love the Library (return to top)
We love libraries! (Hah, bet you didn’t see that one coming.) If you love libraries too, this raffle basket packed with library- and literary-themed goodies is for you. Show your library pride while you’re out and about with our themed apparel, tote bag, notebook, and other treasures from literary retailer Out of Print! Or, use the included $50 gift certificate to Jan’s to pick out some titles for yourself, then curl up at home and enjoy an assortment of tasty snacks while you lose yourself in a book.

"Love the Library" raffle basket contents.
Includes items donated by Jan’s and Out of Print.

Love Fall (return to top)
Breathe a sigh of relief with us as fall approaches after a summer of record-setting high temps! If you’re as ready for fall as we are, have we got the raffle basket for you. With a “Best of the Northwest” set of three tea blends from Smith Teamaker, a mug to savor them out of on those cool fall mornings, assorted foodstuffs in other fall flavors, and a couple of fall-colored tea towels to help you clean up afterwards, you’ll be all set to make the most of the coziest season of the year.

"Love Fall" raffle basket contents.
Includes items donated by Smith Teamaker.

Love Family (return to top)
Are you ready for your next family game night? If not, you soon will be with this raffle basket full of opportunities for family fun! Enjoy an outing to KingPins Bowling with a $50 Arcade FunCard, visit Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to claim a free FroYo cake, pick out a new addition for your toy chest with a $25 gift certificate to Piccolo Mondo Toys, or just visit your local park to try out the Surf Rad Flyer disc! At home, try out Alphabet Go Fish (featuring gorgeous Eric Carle illustrations), Charades for Kids, and introducing your little ones to the wonders of the Original Slinky. The opportunities for fun are endless!

"Love Family" raffle basket contents.
Includes items donated by KingPins Bowling, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, and Piccolo Mondo Toys.

Raffle winners will be notified no later than Thursday, September 30th. (Library employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win.)

Questions? Please email Maggie Hannahs, Community Engagement Specialist, at maggieh@alohalibrary.org, or call the library at 503-259-0185.

Back to School Supply Drive

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, we are thrilled to share that we will hold a free store in the library for families in need to shop for school supplies!

With limited supplies, we would especially like to target local families. If you know of a child or family in need that attends Kinnaman Elementary, Hazeldale Elementary, Aloha-Huber Park K-8, Aloha High School, the Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering (BASE), or the International School of Beaverton (ISB), please help us spread the word!

The free store will be open on Saturday, September 4th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Children’s Library.  Supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that while we have collected as many supplies as we can, we likely will not have every item on a child’s supply list.

If you haven’t donated yet but would like to support the drive, we are accepting donations in the library through Friday, September 3rd. The items we currently need the most are: Backpacks (#1!), pencil boxes and pouches, pencil sharpeners, pink erasers, and post-its. View the Amazon wishlist at http://bit.ly/ACLbacktoschool.

We could not be more grateful for the outpouring of support from this amazing community for our first school supply drive! Thank you all so much!  We are excited to make it even bigger and better next year.

Change In Hours, 8/17

Change In Library Hours Tue 8/17 – 10am-3pm

Even though temperatures are starting to cool down outside, our malfunctioning air conditioner is still struggling to keep up with the task of keeping the library safe and cool for our staff and patrons. To avoid the hottest hours of the day, the library will be open for service from 10am-3pm on Tuesday, August 17th (instead of from 1pm-6pm). We apologize for any inconvenience!

Please check our open status on our Facebook, Instagram, or website before visiting the library this week as our hours may change depending on the temperature inside our building.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay cool, Aloha!